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Array 31  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCEL-  LENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR APRIL  Compiled by Mr. C. H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 55.   Minimum, 32.  Highest Max. (27lh)G9. Lowest Min. (17th) 26  Rainfall, 1.68.  Rainfall for the year (191G) 40.89 inches.  VOL. 5���������NO. 23  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, Ml AY 19, 1917?  $1.00 a Year  War News for the Week  Saturday: London-Franco-British halted temporarily today.  Official report indicates no major fighting actions, but score of  local advances, counter attacks, repulses and general skirmishing,  may be preliminary to a general concerted movement. British  made a successful raid east of Ypres. Germans still maintain hold  on Fresnoy and Bullcourt, former place almost completely encircled. Fighting resumed on a serious scale on the Macedonian  front, enemy losses heavy, General, -Sarrail's long-waited push  now progresses. Well know military expert, says no certain  grounds for anticipating an early peace, the road which leads to  victory is a long one. Britain must call up all her able-bodied  citizens. France needs support. * Urges United States to supply  men to keep ranks at full strength. ' Parliament to Hold session in  * camera, Asquith suggests premier's speech be given .to country.  Premier Borden proud to know that,Canada made such a splendid  contribution to the Empire, says Germans are retreating because  , of inability.to face, allied advance. -Britain disappointed at the  result of the vote on the British Columbian Prohibition Act, but  hopes that the bill will yet go into force; Infant death rate high.  Mortality of potential soldiers and war workers must be checked  in Britain. More babies die than soldiers-in fighting, deaths include a large number of pre-natal losses due to poverty.  Paris.--Belgium flag to fly. over Constantinople and Belgium to  control the Dardanelles is allies revised plans for its war aims.respecting Turkey. .  Amsterdam.-Dutch vessels notified they can proceed to Holland.  German food dictator says empire is able to await new harvest.  .Monday: London.-In a series of attacks last.,night British  troops captured several German ^positions,including>one. or two  which have been sources of trouble ever since battle of Arras began!   Famous chemical works north of the village of Roeux been  ' taken possession as well as' Roeux Chateau and cemetery, which  have been bitter spots. Germans having fortified graves and  turned underground vaults into strongholds. Southeast of Monchy  we captured several pits and detached German trenches. South  of Cojeul river, neighborhood of Bullcourt, British materially extended their holdings on the Hindenburg line. Bullcourt practically surrounded, over six hundred prisoners taken. Resumption  of offensive movement in'conjunction with British campaign in  Mesopotamia officially announced. Russian troops crossed river  Diala in rear of Turkish forces which has retreated before British  advances and taken refuge in Jabel Hamryn hills, about one hundred miles northwest of Bagdad. In Macedonia, Serbian troops  have captured and hold, despite counter attacks, several trenches  on Dobropoly heights. Signs of renewed activity of the British  army in Palestine are evident.   Turkish positions at -Gaza been  ' bombarded. Zeebrugge, on the Belgian coast, heavily bombarded  by warships Saturday,moVning. TwD hundred thousand tons of  ammunition expended in France during past six weekk Work behind the lines involves miracles of transportation, fifty thousand  tons of stone needed weekly to repair roads. Kaiser selling' his  wonderful jewels, the announcement that the German empress is  to dispose of valuable ornaments arouses interest of gem dealers.  Washington.--President Wilson, in a public address says struggle  against Germany means grim business, but America had put heart  into task and would respond as a united nation the. call to service.  ��������� Congress authorizes the Roosevelt divisions by a vote of 215 to 178..  Tuesday: London.-Zeppelin L-22 was destroyed in the North  Sea by naval gunners. Sir John Jeliicoe appointed chief of the  naval staff. Naval battle may be coming, Germany preparing to  put her fleet against the might of British navy. Aimless raids by  Geman destroyers may be feelers. Britain confident her fleet will  be victorious. London bus men on strike, output of munition  factories seriously affected, by walk out. Von Hindenburg and  Bethmann Hbllweg reported at outs, latter flatly refused to adopt  policy of betrayal advocated by the commander, who in turn op-  pDsed'government reforms. The chancellor's peace terms speech  has been postponed until July..'  Wednesday: Amsterdam.--Germanshave about 325 submarines  operating and about eighty to Qn^f$ndred have been caught by  British nets', according to a' memberof a German; submarine.  Rome.-Italy has apparently begun her offensive on a large scale.  From Tolmirio to the sea our artillery fire is intense. ;,..  New York. -British liner ��������� Abosso, 7782 tons, sunk off Fasnet  April 24, ninetylives being lost. White Star liner Baltic arrived  today. The vessel twice eluded destruction from German submarines.   Premier Borden and party arrived safely. /  Russian Military  Power Weakening  Germany Withdraws Forty Divisions  From Russian Front   ,  Petrograd, May 15.���������Russia's  military power weakening and  crumbling says M. Gutchkoff, the  brilliant member of the Duma  prefaces his resignation with this  dramatically, significant statement to the soldiers' delegates.  Liberty and even the existence,  of Russia is threatened. Situation very grave. The soldiers  council apparently is assuming  control and may yet overthrow  the government, the tentacles of  this body are far, reaching and  are trying to organize the whole  nation. Germany has withdrawn  forty divisions^ appimimately  six hundred-thousand men, from  Russian east front and are hurrying them' to France' to oppose.  Franco-British offensive.  British Grip on  Hindenburg Line  London, May 15.��������� Northeast  of Epehy and north .of,, Yp^es,^  I'aid have been repulsed. Roeux  has been the storm center of  fighting for the past three or four  days, at Fresnoy and Bullcourt  German counter attacks have  been almost continuous, fighting  being of greatest intensity. By  possessing Roeux and maintaining unbreakable hold on Bull-  court we have a grip on two  parts of the vaunted Hindenburg  line. Germany lost two hundred  thousand men, killed, wounded  and captured, during latter half  of April. Her additional losses  have been proportionately great.  America's Man Strength  ���������Estimated at Ten Million  Washington, May 15���������Addressing a large gathering of Red  Cross workers President Wilson  pleaded for complete unity of all  the people of the nation. Warns  Red Cross workers that a long,'  desperate struggle is to be expected. American man strength  estimated at ten millions.  Belgians Deported  Harve, May 15.���������Official news  received by Belgian government  is to the effect that all males between 15.and 65 in the Belgian  province of Luxemburg have  been deported to work in France  and Germany.  Coal Strike On.  Calgary, May 15.- A formal  strike, order is issued. The order affects six thousand coal  miners in Alberta and eastern  British Columbia. ���������  Quebec, May 15.���������Six, hundred  invalid soldiers due to arrive this  afternoon by the steamer British.  Montreal, May 15.���������General  Joffre's visit here is expected to  have a good effect on recruiting.  Germans Launch Big  Counter Attacks  London, May 16. ��������� Germany  launched a concerted counterattack on both French and British  fronts today with such force that  it almost suggests the general  counter offensive movement.  Most of the'attacks were repelled, but both British and French  were compelled to relinquish insignificant bits of, ground. Violent counter attacks on the portions of Hindenburg line held by  British around Bullcourt were  repulsed. General Haig reports  heavy fighting around' this neighborhood and defeated enemy objectives. * British carry out successful raid near Ypres.  French Troops Raid  Enemy Trenches  Paris,- May, 16.���������Gen. Petain  today-was named generalissimo  of the French armies, with supreme command of the forces in  the field. Gen. Foche,succeeds  to chief of staff and Gen.- Nivelle  will have command of certain  arnly groups. Germans launched  an attack against French lines  on'.a''wide .front near Boville,  following a violent artillery bombardment. Heavy fighting in  various other sections of ., the  front also reported. In Woevre  and Lorraine, French raiding  parties successfully^- cleaned up  enemy trenches, taking many  prisoners.   '  Russia Meets With Reverses  Petrograd, May" 16.���������Russian  reverses on the Caucasian and  Mesoptomia fronts reported today. Duma leaders are alive to  the.peril. M. Miliukoff has left  for the Russian front to strive  for unity of action to avoid disaster. Hun success would mean  Russia's enslavement. Generals  Brusiloff and Georkor resign.  Shooting Tragedy  at Kimsquit  ��������� Two Women Shot'Dead  News was received here on  Saturday morning that a shooting tragedy had occurred the day  previous. It appears that about  10'o'clock Friday morning, two  Indian women, Mary Nelson and  her daughter Jessie,' left the  Draney Fisheries cannery, where  they were employed mending  nets, to go to the old village,  about a mile away, to engage in  preparing ground for planting..  Shortly before 12 o'clock Paul  Pollard, an Indian lad, arrived  on the ground to assist them, but  fdjihd ,to his .horror the women  dead- He at once raised an alarm  and within-a short time many  members of the tribe were on  the scene. A search, was made,  but no trace of the murderer  could be found. The mother  must have been shot first as the  daughter had evidently been for  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  The progressive whist party  given by Dr. E. Sutherland and  Mrs. H. G. Anderson last Saturday evening was a very pleasant  affair. Quite a number of people  attended and about twenty-five  dollars for the Red Cross "was  realized. After tea was served  and the players had finished the  score cards were taken up and  the prizes announced. Miss V.  Balkwell [took first prize, .while  Mrs. B. Brynildsen and Miss A.  Brevick tied for the,booby prize.  The gentlemen's first prize went  to Ingwald, Olson and the booby  prize was handed to Chas. Cameron.   News to hand from Victoria is  that Mr. C. Carlson whoi underwent an operation therej is much  improved in health and expects  to return home shortly.  At the Bella Coola General  Hospital on May the 9th born to  Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Saugstad a  daughter.  , After wintering here and being overhauled the Domion fisheries launch Merlin, left for Rivers Inlet on Sunday morning.  Aboard with the district overseer, Mr. G. Saugstad, were his  two assistants Messrs. R. A.  Teebay and Hjalmar Schulstad.  Manager of the Namu cannery  Mr. F. Rudge, called here Sunday. With him was Mr. G. S.  McTavish who remains here in  connection with the new fish  plant which the Draney Fisheries, Ltd., contemplate erecting  here in the near future.  Rev. and Mrs. H. Sageng and  little,daughter, of .Hagensborg,  spent a day in town visiting  friends.    '  Mr. P. W. Anderson of Prince  Rupert, came down from the  northern terminal last week, and  left immediately for the upper  part of the valley to look over  the requirements in road and  bridge repairs. According to  Mr. Anderson only the most urgent work will be undertaken by  the public works- department  this season;   The Kimsquit tribe of Indians  seems to be one of the unfortu  nates, the latest tragedy brings  to mind the drunken fracas that  took place at the head of Dean  Channel on the night of September 10th, 1913. The Indians  were out fishing at the time and  a dispute arose, perhaps in reality an old feud, with the awful'  result that although only five  shots were fired yefr four braves  lost their lives.  AN UP-TO-DATE  CANNERY.  The local cannery has just completed the new additional buildings to the plant. Last year,  room for the cooling and storirg v*  of the salmon after beingcanned  was quite a problem, but this is  now overcome as the floor space  available for this purpose has ���������  been increased by more than  20,000 square feet. The wharf  space has also been considerably  added to for the more economic  handling of the fish, both in and  out. The cabins built for the  -fishermen's use while at the cannery, are commodious and well- ���������  lighted. r New, racks for the drying and 'mending of nets have  been liberally provided, also  booms for the tying of fishing  boats to. In fact a deal of attention has been paid for the fish- ,  ermen's comfort. "'  Inside of the buildings one will  notice new and up-to-date machinery of all kinds that .has been  installed "for the efficient handling of the pack. Nothing has  been overlooked to make this  cannery one of the most up-to-1  date plants on the coast.  Of .the new machinery installed  ai'e high power steam engines, ,  high speed clinchers and a lacquering machine capable of  bronzing 100,000 salmon tins a  day. Rotary knives for the cutting of fish and machinery for  the cleaning is also installed. ,  With these new improvements ��������� ;  and extra facilities, manager J.  B. Saint expects to put ^p "a  larger pack than ever before as  he guarantees to can all fish obtainable.  All the new buildings were  constructed by local labor as well  as the material being supplied  by the sawmills in this community.  making off, her body lay about  30 feet away from the parent's,  when she: received, her death  wound, the bullet.entering her  side. Death must have been instantaneous for the mother as in  her dead hand she grasped some  weeds, and her body had fallen  over the garden implement she  had been using. One bullet entered the back of the neck and  passed through *the cheek, another bullet going clean through  the heart., Upon receipt of the  news the Dominion and Proving  cial constables left immediately  for the scene of the murder. The  Indian agent and Dr. Sutherland  proceeding later. /    \  The Inquest.  An inquest vvas held on the  bodies of the murdered at Ocean  Falls, Tuesday, by coroner J. H.  McMullin of Prince Rupert,;The  post-mortem examination was  conducted ' by Drs. Sutherland  and Christie. The : verdict re-,  turned by the coroner's jury was  to to the effect that the women  came to their death by.gunshot  wounds, fired by person or persons unknown. Dr. W. J. Quin-  laiv acted as foreman of.jury. BELLS COOLS COURIER  Saturday, May, 19,   19)7  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1  Year  $1.00  6 Months   0.75  3 Monthi   0.50  United State*  1 Year $1.50  United Kingdom  1  Year $1.00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes in address should be  sent in as soon as possible.  For  Advertising Rates,  Office.  Apply at  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications -will be published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  must be given to the editor.  The Editor reserves the rijtht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer'9  risk.  "g������alu0 jropuli suprrma ������at Itx.  SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1917.  Government Seeks Power  to Deal With P. G. E.  Of the many   nefarious arid  now too apparent corrupt bargains that the McBride-Bowser  government entered into, with  no reasonable thought of tomorrow but only for the benefit to  themselves,   the   Pacific   Great  Eastern is the outstanding one.  oThe president of the railway  ��������� company, DeArcy Tate, boasted  to the parliamentary committee  that he did not,put a cent into  the undertaking.  He claims that  Tories and Liberals alike' we're  bought and that the press of the  province was subsidized in the  early stages of the promotion of  this road.   It is the most hair-  raising contribution to political  history yet heard in this province  so far. , Mr.- Tates says that in  order to proceed with the railway  promotion he went ahead with a  campaign   of   bribery,   and  in  threatening tones he hints further that he bribed Liberals as  well as Conservatives.   Who are  the owners of this road today is  a question.    Millions of dollars  have been obtained by such undertakings on the credit of this  province and it will be up to the  taxpayer to make it good.  v  The Brewster government is  ^now filing an action in the courts  to compel Messrs. Foley, Welch  & Stewart, the.contractors of the  P. G. E.,.to either complete the  road from North Vancouver to  > Prince George or else pay back  the sum of fourteen million dol-  ��������� lars to the province, and with  this money the government will  build* the road itself.  Famine and Want Facing  the World.  Let us not mistake the cry of  the times. Famine and want  are facing the world. Famine  and want are facing America.  Famine and want are facing us  at home as well as the peoples of  Europe.  And what, are we doing to  avert it? Are we doing all' that  can be done? Are we doing any-*  thing at all out of the ordinary  to avert it?  In Canada we see no organized  effort whate'Ve'r.to increase the  food supply, the government  has, it is true, conducted a splendid publicity campaign to encourage production, but no organized, effort has been made  booking to the proper carrying  out of the work.- :  A Patriotic Duty.  The demand for food will be  heavy, and while the war lasts  it should be recognized as a patriotic duty to meet the demand.  Food for the army is vital. This  is no time for pulling noses and  damning the Kaiser. We can  well afford to spend less time  reading about what we'd like to  do to him, and spend more time  in the vegetable and field garden. ' Killing Kaiser Bill with  one's mouth is a mighty poor^  occupation, when our soldiers at  the front, who ar.e really trying  to do the trick, are in want for  food.  o    o     o     o     o  Asserts Germany Is Now  Defeated.  Morally and politically Germany is defeated, according to  Lieut.-General Jan Christian  Smuts,' the commander of the  ' i  victorious expedition in German  East Africa, and all that remains  is the final issue on the field of  battle.  "The submarine?" said the  general.' "Well, I am firmly convinced that the1 submarine campaign is not going to settle this  war. At the' best it is nothing  more or less than a raid on our  wide Imperial lines of communication. The raids will be severe  and will inconvenience us greatly, but they will not lead to our  defeat. No raid on lines of communication ever yet led to the  defeat' of any empire in the  world; This summer I think we  shall see the submarine effort  on which Germany is relying  fail, and then, earlier than many  of us think, we shall hear of  peace.  "What can I say about South  Africa? We started this war  I with an internal convulsion in  ���������our'own country. Unlike other  parts of the Bi-itish Empire, we  first had to set our own house in  order. This was done. We secured peace and quiet in South  Africa and today, except in a  small and fever-ridden district,  the German' flag is not flying  south of the equator.- Fifteen  years ago a very large proportion  of this population was locked in  deadly conflict with the British  Empire.'  ."The fundamental issue in this  struggle in which we are engaged  BAKING  POWDEK  MADE  IN  CANADA  ililiiiilil  is that the government of the  world is not military, and that it  cannot be taken over by a military machine, but only on principles of, equity, justice, fairness  and equality." ,    ,  o     Ci    o    o'   o  Good Help. ���������  The United States is finding a  good many ways of giving immediate help to the Allies. Large  corps of construction workers,  engineers and artificers are going forward at once. Flying  men are already, at the, front,  and' more will go. ' Munition  workers are still busy. -Ships  of war are to be supplied to  guard the ocean routes and escort  merchant ships. American skill  is working at the submarine  problem. Medical and hospital  corps are being recruited. United  States money is pouring freely  into the allied treasuries. ���������  o     o    o    o    o  There are not many Armenians  left to kill. So the Turks are  slaughtering the Jews in Palestine. ���������"'>,'���������'  o    o    o    o    o       *���������,  Portugal has lost some ships  by submarines.    But her case  might be worse.   German'merchant ships at sea when the ,war  began   thought' that   Portugal  would be a safe-country for internment.'  If plans had worked  well she might have been forced  to give them up.    But instead,  Portugal   declared _war,  seized  the ships, and is now hiring them  out to the British government  for $7,000,000 a year.   If German submarines  sink   them the  German owner will   lose .what  equity he claims.  o   ' O      O      O      O i  Conservative Bluff.  During the Dominion election  of 1911, the Conservative leaders  told the. people that if they reelected a-Liberal government,  freer trade with the United  States would ensue and the result would be ruination for the  Canadian farmer as American  produce would come into Canada  in such quantities that the market would be flooded.. At Bella  Coola we were told that if reciprocity should pass the ranchers  here could' not even sell, their  spuds if they had. any for sale,  in fact this was the Conservatives stock argument. Now we  find that wheat and flour are now  on the free list between Canada  and the United States, and since  the tariff was taken off by the  Canadian government fiour has  jumped three to four dollars a  barrel in Canada.  o    o    o     o    o  What Are We to Do?  All.that heroism can inspire  and all that endurance can fulfil  our soldiers in the field have done  and are doing. Are we doing  our share at home ? We go about  our tranquil lives scarcely disturbed. Here and there,. the  swift dart of death, that strikes  "somewherein France," reaches  with its'double point somewhere  in Canada a mother's heart. We  pause a moment in our sympathy,  and pass on. To and fro we go  about our business. We payour  easy taxes, and subscribe to our  so-called patriotic, loan, so issued  S. M: NEWTON  The Prince Rupert Empire  man, who is a candidate for the  House of Commons for this Riding.  While others stand for what  will benefit their party, he stands  for what will benefit these districts.  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  olesaSe  DRY GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF "PRIDE OF THE WEST" BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,  OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  Send for Catalogue  "MADE   IN    B. C."  Prompt Attention Given Letter Orders  that the hungriest money-lender  in'New -York is glad to clamor  for a share of it: Weeat, drink,  and are merry, or, at least, not  sad, professing a new'philosophy  of life, as our sympathies grow  dull to the pain and suffering  that we do not share.  ' Save every cent. Live plainly.  Rise early, work hard, and content yourself with a bare living.  The man who does this, if he  uses the saved money to further  the.war, is doing war work for  his country. lie is doing something for which he may be proud.  BBST  a*5L5^  m  in the home has no  terrors for the cook  JSS^ .who uses  Us  ROYAL STANDARD is scientifically  perfect.-       /'   ,      , ,  It is made from No. 1 Canadian Hard  Wheat 7- pure ��������� strong ��������� cream ��������� white���������  thoroughly dependable ��������� never changes.'  Our own daily laboi-atory tests guaran-,  tee absolute uniformity.   '  Get.it at your grocers ���������look for the  Circle "V" trade mark on every sack.  Milled in British Columbia  SOLD BY ALL STOREKEEPERS  ���������  Let the Tea Pot tell you  GREAT   WEST  TEA  Is Better.  LEESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  nor  30E  ]&  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S. S. .   CaMOSUn     Leaves Vancouver every  Tuesday at 11 p, m.      (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Fridays a. m.  S. S. - "COQUITLAM" sails from Vancouver fortnightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosives, will call  at Bella Coola by arrangement. ������       '  For rates of Freights', Fares and other information, apply to ���������  Head Office, Carrall St., Vancouver ; or Geo. McGregor,  agent, 1003 Government St., Victoria. .  HOC  30E  W  Advertise your Wants in the Courier  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY  (:/��������� f<7  Saturday, May 19,  1917  BELLA) C00LAv C6URIER  3  Why Ocean Freight Rates  Are High.  According to estimates made  recently by English authorities,  the war has reduced the carrying efficiency of the world's mercantile marine fifty per cent.  This reduction in carriers, together with the greatly increased  .volume of trade to be carried,  accounts for the present soaring  freight rates.  It is a common error to charge  this shortage of ships tcthe depredations of submarines and  commerce destroyers. As a matter of fact, it is the huge requisitions made on the merchant  marine, by the' government of  Fngland and France particularly,  which have caused ocean freight  rates to climb. The number of  vessels torpedoed is but a drop  in the bucket to those requisitioned for carrying troops and  the sinews of-_war. The truth of  this was shown when the center  of activity on land shifted to the  Balkans and the navy, in addi  tion to its other duties, had to  transport, safeguard and supply  big allied armies in, the eastern  Mediterranean. To do this work  they requisitioned right and left  and the more they requisitioned  the more freights rose. *  Efforts are being made to check  the rise in ocean freights, but as  long as the war, the basic cause  of them, continues, it is hard to  see how much can be effected  along these lines.  FOR SALE.  Within the borders of Ontario  are three tracts of G, 000 to 8,000  square miles each that no white  man has ever explored. It is estimated that of Reindeer Lake  and Kasan River is a region of  73,000 square miles area, larger  than New York; New Jersey,  Connecticut and Massachusetts  combined, which is,yet to be explored. Altogether there is an  aggregate of 901,000 square miles  of country which should be represented on the map by whiteness, and this calculation does  not include unexplored areas of  less than 4000 square miles.  Saw Mill and Lumber Men,  attention.    I ^have for sale a  small  saw mill   and   logging  .   equipment, as follows:  One Robbtublar boiler, 125 lbs. pressure.  1 H. S. & G. engine, 12 x 16 inches.  1       " " 9x12 inches.  1 North West planer and matcher.  1 Three saw edger and 1 husk frame.  Equipment for saw carraige.'  Bearing blocks for shafting.  Logging equipment, and camping outfit.  Great quantity  shafting, belting, pulleys, 2 saws, husk frame, and carriage  One other planer.  A quantity of milland logging toolsand  .   accessories.  Plant Recently Closed Down.  Situated at DEERHOLME, near Duncan; Vancouver Island.  There is plenty of good timber close  to this mill which can be secured at a  low price and favorable terms. There  is also about 90 acres of land and timber on which mill stands which is offered at a sacrifice. Mill site can be rented  very nominally for long term, renewable. Canadian Northern right of way  passes within a few feet of the mill.  1 am open to receive bids for this lot  of equipmentand the privileges attached thereto.   Will sell ut low price.  THOMAS PLIMLEY, Victoria, B. C.  PACIFIC MILK  Will go farther than any  other canned milk sold  in this market.  YOU'LL LIKE PACIFIC"  FOOD PRODUCTS CO., LTD., Manufacturers  Office: 322 DRAKE STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Watch Repairs  Send your watch to us for guaranteed repairs at lowest prices. ,  A price given before proceeding with work. If not satisfactory, watch will be returned free  of expense. .  O. B. ALLAN  " Diamond Merchant���������Optician  Granville and Pender, Vancouver.B.C."  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  fOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Bominion, in  ** i Manitoba:. Saskatchewan aria alberta,  the Yukon Territory, the North-west Tebri-  ' Tories and- in a portion of the Province of  British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. ���������' Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  ���������"Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Agent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  *  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or lefiral subdivisions of sections. And in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  hiniself.  " Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall turuish  the Agent with sworn returns accenting for the  full Quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining: rights  are not being operated, such returns should be  furnished ut least once a yesr.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10,00 an acre.  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  '    W. W. COHY,.     -  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. 11.���������Unauthorised publication of thin advertisement will not be paid for.���������30090.  BUSINESS CARDS  m  non  D ������  Fur Sales Agency  Wear the "Dayfoot"  gather  Solid  Sh  oe  MADE FOR B. C WEATHER  G. B. DAYFOOT and Co'y 303 Mercantile Building  Georgetown, Ont. and        Vancouver, B. C.  The only opponent of good  poultry fencing!  ^HE only ones who corn-  in about our   kind   of  fencing are* poultry, cattle  and stock.  THEY   CAN'T   GET  PAST  IT.  And for durability it can't be  bealen. We carry all kinds and  sizes for every purpose.  Sportsmen's  erg  <*>���������  Comfort and luxury assured at a  minimum cost. Many Prince Rupert testimonials prove its worth  HaveYouGot$20?  If not your credit is good  Harry Hanson  Special Water Heater  (Patented In Canada)  Installed in your kitchen- range  will give you all the hot water  you can use within thirty minutes  after fire is started. 121 now in'  use in Prince Rupert and every  user a booster." You don't know  hot water comforts till you have  seen these results. $20.00is the '  Cost. 'Absolutely no charge unless satisfactory. -"  , A bath supply within twenty minutes  after fire is started and then a new supply every twenty'minutes thereafter. ���������  Wall radiators can also be run from  your hot water boiler and other rooms  heated with no extra cost for fuel. -  ' 'The Result Witt Sjirpriie You  Investig&tef ���������-/  Harry HansonTM!ftr,B  P. 0. Box 395    '  139 2nd Ave., Prince Rupert, B.C.  aHaB>04SBB4>4  600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for, 3 years.  , Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bid on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always. . ������  We hold sales monthly, but will advance -75'per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Ouncommission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  HI  l< 'OL >l   0  REMINGTON  Are   you  shooting the  Remington  UMC Shotgun   shells  that  leading  sportsmen nicknamed "Speed Sheik? *,  We carry them. ^  B. Brynildsen & Co.  sa  WATER NOTICE.  (Diversion and Use.)  Take Notice that Frederick  1 Adolphus Futcher, whose address is Vancouver, British Columbia, will apply for a license  to take and use One hundred  (100) miners inches of water,  seventy-five (75) inches for power, and twenty-five (25) inches  for domestic purposes, out of  Nummamis River, which flows  in. a southerly direction, and  drains into North Bentinek Arm,  about three miles from the head  of the said North Bentinek Arm,  the water will be diverted from  the stream at a point' about half  a mile from its mouth, and will  be used, for power and domestic  purposes upon thelanddescribed  as Lot Sixteen (16), Range Three  (3), Coast District, and for the  purpose of operating a cannery,  which it is proposed to erect on  the said lands. This notice was  posted on the grounds on the  17th day of March, 1917.  A copy of .this notice and an  application pursuant thereto un*  der the "Water Act, 1914," will  be filed in the office of the Water  Recorder, at Vancouver, British  Columbia. Objections to the application may be filed with the  said Water Recorder or with the  Comptroller of Water Rights,  Parliament Buildings, Victoria,  within thirty days after the first  appearance of this Notice in a  local newspaper. The date of  the first application of this notice  is the 28th day of April,, 1917. ���������  Frederick Adolphus Futcher,  Applicant.   ....  1       By.Tup'per & Bull (Solicitors),  His Agents.  Ap. 28-May 19.  HOW TO PRESERVE A HUSBAND.  Be careful in your selection.  Do not choose too young.   Take-  only such varieties as have been  reared in a good moral atmosphere.-. When once decided upon and selected let that part'remain forever settled, and give  your entire thought to preparation , for domestic use.     (Some  insist 'on keeping them in hot  water,)    "Even   poor   varieties  may be made sweet, tender and  good  by garnishing them with  patience, wel'i sr/^ened with  smiles and flavored with kisses  to taste, then wrapped well in a  mantle of charity," kept warm  with a steady fire of devotion  and served   with   peaches and  cream.     When thus preserved  they will keep for years.  FARM LANDS  Oregon'.& California Railroad Co.  Grant Lands.���������Title to same revested in United States by Act of Congress dated June 9, 1916. Two million three hundred thousand acres to be  opened for homesteads and sale. Timber and agricultural lands. Containing some of the best land left in the  United States. Now is the opportune  time.    Large map showing lands by  ��������� sections and description of soil, climate, rainfall, elevations, etc. Postpaid One Dollar.  Grant' Lands Locating Co., Box 610,  Portland, Oregon.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTSICT   OF   COAST���������BANOE  III.  Take notice that I, Frank Inrig, of  Wadhams, B. C, occupation cannery-  man, intend to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southwest corner pf Lot 1041 on Goose  Bay, Rivers Inlet, thence eaat20 chains,  thence south 20 chains, thence west 20  chains to the shore, thence following  the shore line to the place of commencement.  .    FRANK INRIG.  Dated, March 28, 1917.      Ap. 7--J'ne 2'  TheMason&RischPiano  of to-day will ma\e. plain our  privilege to stale with authority:    ,  ''���������NO FINER MA NO MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  111  ti  ^TT Let us attend  your Victor Record  J  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.       Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  sm  r^  DII=3[^II=II  \X7HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  t  1X/HAT person so independent?  1X/HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of  the necessaries  of life?  Bella Coola farmers are independent',  they are strangers to hard times. G  View of a ranch in Bella Coola Valley.  TS^ REASONS for .this enviable condi-'  tion oif -S.ffairs  are  obvious^ to  anyone  who knows the Bella Cools -Valley^  The land is fertile and needs little" &2' n,q_  irrigation.    The climate is mild and enjoyable;  long warm summers with  sufficient '  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, garden and field  crops are grown to the best advantage.  This fact was established at the Prince  Rupert exhibition last year when farm produce from Bella Coola Valley carried away  over twenty first prizes.  <���������i  OELLA COOLA and the surrounding  ������������������"^ country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no other point  on the Northern Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  CZD  [  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable ii: Advance.  ' " : ' CANADA.  One Year ... ���������   Six Months ......   Three Months ....:..  ,'       UNITED STATES.  One Year. '..".   United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year, i.'.................". .,$1.00"  .$1.00  .0.75  . 0.50  $1.50'  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find   for Bella Coola Courier for........  Name...............  .subscription  P. 0...,.:...........;..;.:,..  Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed BELL'A COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, May 19, 19\7  ������  301  0  kibscribe  for the  ouner  ONE DOLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coasT: between Vancouver and  -Brince=Rupert.  A distance of six hundred-mile  // will be to your interest to keeP Well /n~  formed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section oj  this Province���������-  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  ADVERTISERS-  Now is the time to keep  your name before the  public. No manufacturer or wholesalehouse can  afford to let slip the opportunity of increased  sales that public advertising brings.  i A Subway Under a Cemetery  New York City is a^poor place  to sleep, even for a' dead man,  especially for those who until a  few months"agfrslept peacefully  in- SVPaul's churchyard. Even  when'r_the'noise"\vas confined to  the surface of the earth, Broadway and Fulton street was not  exactly the quietest spot on the  globe, but now that the subway  roars under the very graves of  the churchyard it is not hard to  imagine the peaceful sluinberers  deserting the place"in disgust.  The Church Street subway  curves at Fultonstreetand dives  under St. Paul's churchyard and  vestry building. It consists of  two circular tunnels, each twenty  feet in diameter, and their passage beneath the vestry building  necessitated the complete removal of the old foundations and  the substitution' of new foundation piers. Though the tunnels  run directly beneath some of the  graves in the churchyard, the  work was done without disturbing the graves.  DEAL ESTATE booms in the  cities have come and gone.  People are beginning to flock to  the country. The North-West  Coast of British Columbia offers  ^opportunities for,2A\. Did not  knew. Is, fro excuse.    Investors  "should keep posted on developments by reading the "Courier."  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.  We will do it right.  A Round About  Prophecy.  The following is, a war prophecy from a Renfrewshire sol-  soldier interned in Germany contained in a letter just received  from him by his mother: "I had  a letter from my brother William  in Canada, who tells me that his  contract will be finished about  May and" that he will then go  home." ' ���������    ���������  The mother, who wasmystified  by the message, showed the communication to a neighbor, who  asked about the son in Canada.  "But I have no son in Canada,"  and it is William who is in Germany."  It dawned upon the neighbor  that the interned son was offeiv  ing in a judiciously cryptic manner his opinion as to the probable  date for the end of the war.  Some youngbucks' idea of diversified farming seems to be  raising cain and wild oats.  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  D TOWN. ' Do not talk���������support home industries ������������������ talk is  cheap. The best way to show  that you are in earnest is to  practise it.  Support the "Courier" and you  are doing something for yourself  and your community.  $1, a Year  Published every ^  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. G.  ���������~��������� 5] [o]!  'THE two principal reasons  1   why   you   should   buy  ."Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are."  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND���������  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  THE QUEBEC BRIDGE.  The second failure of the Quebec bridge has been gone over  with such minuteness in the  papers that most 'people are  familiar with the spectacular  nature of the disaster which  blocked the second attempt to  bridge the St. Lawrence at this  point. In fact, so spectacular  was thecfailure that a spectator  who was on the outer end of the  north span when the failure,oc-  cured. says that, while the loss  of life and property is fully impressed on his mind, he can't  seem to consider the accidentin  the'light of a tragedy, instead it  sticks in his memory as a gigantic spectacle.  The failure of the Quebec  bridge is one of the most shining  examples of elaborate plans and  palii'SLaKing preparation going  "aglee." Nothing was left undone to insure the success of the  operation. An idea of the thoroughness of thebridge company's,  preparations may be had from  the fact that they had kept accurate records���������of the weather  for five years to enable thereto  have the elements on their side  on the' crucial day. -Yet something went wrong in "spite of all  the precautions whicfrhad been  taken.  The Canadian Red Cross Society shipped to England during  1916 packages to the number of  49,215. A moderate estimate of  the value of the goods contained  in the packages is placed at $3,-  460,750. The consignment ranged from 2,500,000 handkerchiefs  to 20 motor ambulances.  Bella Coola Red Cross  Auxiliary  ANNUAL STATEMENT.  The annual statement of the  Executive Committee shows that  the sum of $1041.30 was forwarded during the past year to the  Canadian Red Cross Fund. This  amount was raised as_fQll,cv,rS'. "  Monthly contributions. .$564.90  Concerts    100.00  Empire Day Celebration   192.50  Col. from Ulcatcho Indians and Rivers Inlet,   ,  by Mr. C. Tucker      59.00  Fall Fair at Hagensborg , 124.90  Total $1041.30  The monthly collections for the  Patriotic Fund raised the sum of  $145.00. This,- however, does  not represent, the total amount  of contributions since several  government employees make  monthly' donations directly to  the central fund.  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  mmmatMrnammm  /*"  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  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Men's Furnishings  to suit individualities    &    &,  l r"  Tenfs-Packand Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospedors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the, mosT: suitable articles are kept at prices that  indite competition.  ils - Varnishes - Stains  Crockery and Glassware *pf all kinds  Patent Medicines of all descriptions  Best brands of Flour.    Feed and Grain of all sorts  kept on hand.   Prompt service  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices���������Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  nam t if:  25  m  If you want good sport  riSIT BELLA COOLA.   EXCEL-  ENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  \/^^^^mi^t^uatmu^lf^iiMtnu^j[fiutuuu^  WEATHER REPORT FOR APRIL  Compiled  by  Mr. C.'.H. Uraeth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 55.   Minimum, 32.  Highest Max. (27th) 69. Lowest Min. (17th) 26  Rainfall,  1.68.  Rainfall for the year (191G) 40.89 inches.  OL. 5���������NO, 23  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, MCAY 19,  19179  $1.00 a Year  War News for the Week  ISaturday:   tiOndon-Fra.nco-British  halted   temporarily today.  icial report indicates no major fighting actions, but score of  jal advances, counter attacks, repulses and general skirmishing,  iv be preliminary to a general concerted movement.   British  ide a successful raid east of Ypres.    Germans still maintain hold  Fresnoy and Bullcourt,  former place almost completely en-  rcled.   Fighting resumed on a serious scale on the Macedonian  enemy losses heavy, General Sarrail's long-waited push  Sw progresses.     Well  know  military  expert says no certain  founds for anticipating an early peace, the road which leads to  ;tory is a long one.    Britain must call up all her able-bodied  tizens.   France needs support.    Urges United States to supply  Ion to keep ranks at full strength.    Parliament to hold session in  imera, Asquith suggests premier's speech be given to country.  remier Borden proud to know that Canada made such a splendid  rtribution tbthe Empire, says Germans are retreating because  inability to face allied advance.    Britain disappointed at the  fsult of the vote oh the British Columbian Prohibition Act, but  Ipes that the bill will yet go into force:   Infant death rate high.  iortality of potential soldiers and war workers must be checked  \/Britain.    More babies die than soldiers.in fighting, deaths in-  ide a larg-e number of pre-natal losses due to poverty.  {Paris.--Belgium flag to fly over Constantinople and Belgium to  fntrol the Dardanelles is allies revised plans for its war aims rejecting Turkey.  lAmsterdam.-Dutch vessels notified they can proceed to Holland,  irman food dictator says empire is able to await new harvest.  [Monday:    London.--In  a series of attacks last night British  ops captured several German positions, including--one or two  ich have been sources of trouble, ever since battle of Arras be-  n.   Famous chemical works north of the village of Roeux been  ken possession as well as Roeux Chateau and cemetery, which  ve been bitter spots.    Germans  having fortified  graves and  rned underground vaults into strongholds.   Southeast of Monchy  i captured several pits and detached German trenches.   South  Cojeul river, neighborhood of Buljcourt, British materially ex-  ihded their holdings on the Hindenburg line.    Bullcourt practi-  lly surrounded, over six hundred prisoners taken.    Resumption  offensive movement in conjunction with British campaign in  esopotamia officially announced.    Russian troops crossed river  iala in rear of Turkish forces which has retreated before British  vances and taken refuge in Jabel Hamryn hills, about one turned miles northwest of Bagdad.    In Macedonia, Serbian troops  ve captured and hold, despite counter attacks, several trenches  Dobropoly heights.    Signs of renewed activity of the British  my in Palestine are evident.   Turkish  positions  at Gaza  been  mbarded.    Zeebrugge, on the Belgian coast, heavily bombarded  warships Saturday morning.    Two hundred thousand tons of  munition expended in France during past six weeks.    Work bend the lines involves miracles of transportation, fifty thousand  ns of stone needed weekly to repair roads.    Kaiser selling his  onderful jewels, the announcement that the German empress is  dispose of valuable ornaments arouses interest of gem dealers.  Washington.-President Wilson in a public address says struggle  ainst Germany means grim business, but America had put heart  to task and would respond as a united nation the call to service.  r������ngress authorizes the Roosevelt divisions by a vote of 215 to 178..  Tuesday:   London.-Zeppelin L-22 was destroyed in the North  i a by naval gunners.    Sir John Jellicoe appointed chief of the  !aval staff.    Naval battle may be coming, Germany preparing to  i.t her fleet against the might of British navy.    Aimless raids by  wan destroyers may be feelers.    Britain confident her fleet will  t victorious.     London bus men on strike, output of munition  :tories seriously affected by walk out.   Von Hindenburg and  thmann Hollweg reported at outs, latter flatly refused to adopt  '���������Hey of betrayal advocated by the commander, who in turn op-  ���������3ed government reforms.   The chancellor's peace terms speech  h is been postponed until July.  Wednesday:    Amsterdam.--Germans have about 325 submarines  operating and about eighty to one hundred have been caught by  'j*������|feritish nets, according to a member of a German submarine.  S$ Rome.--Italy has apparently begun her offensive on a large scale.  ?&? rom Tolmino to the sea our artillery fire is intense.  ,'V New York.--British liner Abosso, 7782 tons, sunk  off Fasnet  ;&I>ril 24, ninety lives being lost.    White Star liner Baltic arrived  ytoday.   The vessel twice eluded destruction from German sublines.    Premier Borden and party arrived safely.  Russian Military  Power Weakening  Germany Withdraws Forty Divisions  From Russian Front  Petrograd, May 15.���������Russia's  military power weakening and  crumbling says M. Gutchkoff, the  brilliant member of the Duma  prefaces his resignation with this  dramatically, significant statement to the soldiers' delegates.  Liberty and even the existence,  of Russia is threatened. Situation very grave. The soldiers  council apparently is assuming  control and may yet overthrow  the government, the tentacles of  this body are far reaching and  are trying to organize the whole  nation. Germany has withdrawn  forty divisions, approximately  six hundred thousand men, from  Russian east front and are hurrying them to France to oppose  Franco-British offensive.  British Grip on  Hindenburg Line  London, May 15.��������� Northeast  of Epehy and. northof _Ygr;es^  raid havo been repulsed. Roeux  has been the storm center of  fighting for the past three or four  days, at Fresnoy and Bullcourt  German counter attacks have  been almost continuous, fighting  being of greatest intensity. By  possessing Roeux and maintaining unbreakable hold on Bull-  court we have a grip on two  parts of the vaunted Hindenburg  line. Germany lost two hundred  thousand men, killed, wounded  and captured, during latter half  of April. Her additional losses  have been proportionately great.  America's Man Strength  Estimated at Ten Million  Washington, May 15���������Addressing a large gathering of Red  Cross workers President Wilson  pleaded for complete unity of all  the people of the nation. Warns  Red Cross workers that a long,  desperate struggle is to be expected. American man strength  estimated at ten millions.  Belgians Deported  Harve, May 15.���������Official news  received by Belgian government  is to the effect that all males between 15 and 65 in the Belgian  province of Luxemburg have  been deported to work in France  and Germany.  Coal Strike On.  Germans Launch Big  Counter Attacks  London, May 16. ��������� Germany  launched a concerted counterattack on both French and British  fronts today with such force that  it almost suggests the general  counter offensive movement.  Most of the attacks were repelled, but both British and French  were compelled to relinquish insignificant bits of, ground. Violent counter attacks on the portions of Hindenburg line held by  British around .Bullcourt were  repulsed. General Haig reports  heavy fightingaround this neighborhood and defeated enemy objectives. '��������� British carry out successful raid near Ypres.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  Calgary, May 15.- A formal  strike order is issued. The order affects six thousand coal  miners in Alberta and eastern  British Columbia.  Quebec, May 15.���������-Six hundred  invalid soldiers due to arrive this  afternoon by the steamer British.  Montreal, May 15.���������General  Joffre's visit here is expected to  have a good effect on recruiting.  French Troops Raid  Enemy Trenches  Paris,- May���������i6.���������Gen. Petain  today-was named generalissimo  of the French armies, with supreme command of the forces in  the field. Gen. Foche succeeds  to chief of staff and Gen. Nivelle  will have command of certain  -arriry groups. Germans launched  an attack against French lines  on a ��������� wide front near Boville,  following a violent artillery bombardment. Heavy fighting in  various other sections of the  front also reported. In Woevre  and Lorraine, French raiding  parties successfully cleaned up  enemy trenches, taking many  prisoners.  Russia Meets With Reverses  Petrograd, May 16.��������� Russian  reverses on the Caucasian and  Mesoptomia fronts reported today. Duma leaders are alive to  the peril. M. Miliukoff has left  for the Russian front to strive  for unity of action to avoid disaster. Hun success would mean  Russia's enslavement. Generals  Brusiloff and Georkor resign.  Shooting Tragedy  at Kimsquit  Two Women Shot Dead  News was received here on  Saturday morning that a shooting tragedy had occurred the day  previous. It appears that about  10 o'clock Friday morning, two  Indian women, Mary Nelson and  her daughter Jessie, left the  Draney Fisheries cannery, where  they were employed mending  nets, to go to the old village,  about a mile away, to engage in  preparing ground for planting.  Shortly before 12 o'clock Paul  Pollard, an Indian lad, arrived  on the ground to assist them, but  found ,to his horror the women  dead. He at once raised an alarm  and within a short time many  members of the tribe were on  the scene. A search was made,  but no trace of the murderer  could be found. The mother  must have been shot first a"s the  daughter had evidently been for  The progressive whist party  given by Dr. E. Sutherland and  Mrs. H. G. Anderson last Saturday evening was a very pleasant  affair. Quite a numberof people  attended and about twenty-five  dollars for the Red Cross was  realized. After tea was served  and the players had finished the  score cards were taken up and  the prizes announced. Miss V.  Balkwell Jtook first prize, while  Mrs. B. Brynildsen and Miss A.  Brevick tied for the booby prize.  The gentlemen's first prize went  to Ingwald Olson and the booby  prize was handed to Chas. Cameron.   News to hand from Victoria is  that Mr. C. Carlson who underwent an operation there, is much  improved in health and expects  to return home shortly.  At the Bella Coola General  Hospital on May the 9th born to  Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Saugstad a  daughter.  After wintering here and being overhauled the Domion fisheries launch Merlin, left for Rivers Inlet on Sunday morning.  Aboard with the district overseer, Mr. G. Saugstad, were his  two assistants Messrs. R. A.  Teebay and Hjalmar Schulstad.  Manager of the Namu cannery  Mr. F. Rudge, called here Sunday. With him. was Mr. G. S.  McTavish who remains here in  connection with the new fish  plant which the Draney Fisheries, Ltd., contemplate erecting  here in the near future.  Rev. and Mrs. H. Sageng and  little daughter, of Hagensborg,  spent a day in town visiting  friends.   Mr. P. W. Anderson of Prince  Rupert, came down from the  northern terminal last week, and  left immediately for the upper  part of the valley to look over  the requirements in road and  bridge repairs. According to  Mr. Anderson only the most urgent work will be undertaken by  the public works- department  this season.   The Kimsquit tribe of Indians  seems to be one of the unfortu  nates, the latest tragedy brings  to mind the drunken fracas that  took place at the head of Dean  Channel on the night of September 10th, 1913. The Indians  were out fishing at the time and  a dispute arose, perhaps in reality an old feud, with the awful  result that although only five  shots were fired yet four braves  lost their lives.  AN UP-TO-DATE   CANNERY.  The local cannery has just completed the new additional buildings to the plant. Last year,  room for the cooling and storing  of the salmon after being canned  was quite a problem, but this is  now overcome as the floor space  available for this purpose has  been increased by more than  20,000 square feet. The wharf  space has also been considerably  added to for the more economic  handling of the fish, both in and  out. The cabins built for the  fishermen's use while at the cannery, are commodious and well-  lighted. New racks for the drying, and mending of nets have  been liberally provided, also  booms for the tying of fishing  boats to. In fact a deal of attention has been paid for the fishermen's comfort.  Inside of the buildings one will  notice new and up-to-date machinery of all kinds that has been  installed for the efficient handling of the pack. Nothing has  been overlooked to make this  cannery one of the most up-to-1  date plants on the coast.  Of the new machinery installed  are high power steam engines,  high speed clinchers and a lacquering machine capable of  bronzing 100,000 salmon tins a  day. Rotary knives for the cutting of fish and machinery for  the cleaning is also installed.  With these new improvements  and extra facilities, manager J.  B. Saint expects to put \rp a  larger pack than ever before as  he guarantees to can all fish obtainable.  All the new buildings were  constructed by local labor as well  as the material being supplied  by the sawmills in this community.  making off, her body lay about  30 feet away from the parent's,  when she received her death  wound, the bullet entering her  side. Death must have been instantaneous for the mother as in  her dead hand she grasped some  weeds, and her body Ijad fallen  over the garden implement she  had been using. One bullet entered the back of the neck and  passed through ���������the cheek, another bullet going clean through  the heart. Upon receipt of the  news the Dominion and Provincial constables left immediately  for the scene of the murder. The  Indian agent and Dr. Sutherland  proceeding later.  The Inquest.  An inquest was held on the  bodies of the murdered at Ocean  Falls, Tuesday, by coroner J. H.  McMullin of Prince Rupert. The  post-mortem examination was  conducted by Drs. Sutherland  and Christie. The verdict returned by the coroner's jury was  to to the effect that the women  came to their death by gunshot  wounds, fired by person or persons unknown. Dr. W. J. Quintan acted as foreman of jury.  ��������� I ���������:->*���������  n mk*.  wm  I'ifffe'  11  al $'���������������������; 'BR site/*.  .Jot'1**  I SI  m  ^!  i-m  8fS*  ���������'���������si  Ss*J  ���������-it)  PI  BS*'  'iW  fifeS  H8&  iSP  ������  ^  !wsa  $$  ii  (KM!?  ������  II  .HlPI  .' hi*/  j If.   M   fl^f  .id}    *< W������������ ������, js  it'  ;* .r' -  '?������*#  Hv/, . : '  ir<  *:4l  ^ '���������'  1  BELLS C66LS eoURlER  The Courier  A Patriotic Duty.  The demand for food will  be  the Bella Coola Publishing  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Year $100  6 Months       0.75  3 Months    0-50  United States  1  Year     $1-50  United Kingdom  1 Year $1-00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not.receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes in address should be  sent in as soon'1 as "possible.  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by , &nd while the war lasts  i Co. Ltd. j *  } it should be recognized as a patriotic duty to meet the demand.  Food for the array is vital. This  is no time, for pulling noses and  damning the Kaiser. We can  well afford to spend less time  reading about what we'd like to  do to him, and spend more time  in the vegetable and field garden. Killing Kaiser Bill with  one's mouth is a mighty poor^  occupation, when ouf'soldiers at  the front, who are really trying  For Advertising Rates,  Office.  Apply at  To CoBRESPONDENTST-Whtte unobjectionable anonymous comnjuaicatsoos will be published, the  ji&me and address of every writer of such letters  must be given to the editor.  The Editor reserves the riirbt to refuse publication of any letter. 'All manuscript at writer's  rUk.  MADE  IN  CANADA  MAGIC  BAKING POWDER  CdNTAt NS  NO ALUH  to do the trick, are in want for  food.  M jyalitfl populi jsuprema tst tex."  SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1917.  Government Seeks Power  to Deal With P. G. E.  Of the many   nefarious and  now too apparent corrupt bargains that the McBride-Bowser  government entered into, with  no reasonable thought of tomorrow but only for the benefit to  themselves,  the  Pacific  Great  Eastern is the outstanding one.  The president of the railway  company, DeArcy Tate, boasted  to the parliamentary committee  ' that he did not put a cent into  the undertaking.   He claims that  Tories and Liberals alike were  bought and that the press .of the  province was subsidized in the  early stages of. the promotion of  this road.   It is the most hair-  raising contribution to political  history yet heard in this province  so far.", Mrr-Tates says that in  order to proceed with the railway  promotion he went ahead with a  campaign   of" bribery,   and   in  threatening tones he hints further that he bribed Liberals as  well as Conservatives.   Who are  the owners of this road today is  a question.    Millions of dollars  have been obtained by such undertakings on the credit of this  province and it will be up to the  taxpayer to make it good.  The Brewster government is  .now filing an action in the courts  to compel Messrs. Foley, Welch  & Stewart, the.contractors of the  P. G. E.,.to either complete the  road from North Vancouver to  Prince George or else pay back  the sum of fourteen million dollars to the province, and with  this money the government will  build the road itself.  CO    c     c    o  Famine and Want Facing  the World.  Let us not mistake the cry of  the times. Famine and want  are facing the world. Famine  and want are facing America.  Famine and want are facing us  at home as well as the peoples of  Europe.  And what are we doing to  avert it? Are we doing all that  can be done? Are we doing anything at all out of the ordinary  to avert it?  In Canada we see no organized  effort whatever1 to increase the  food supply. The government  has, it is true, conducted a splendid publicity campaign to encourage production, but no organized effort has been made  looking to the proper carrying  out of the work.  Asserts Germany Is Now  Defeated.  Morally and politically Germany is defeated, according to  Lieut.-General Jan Christian  Smuts, the commander of the  victorious expedition in German  East Africa, and all that remains  is the final issue on the field of  battle.  "The submarine?" said the  general. "Well, I am firmly convinced that the submarine campaign is not going to settle this  war. At the best it is nothing  more or less than a raid on our  wide Imperial lines of communication. The raids will be severe  and will inconvenience us greatly, but they will not lead to our  defeat. No raid on lines of com-,  munication ever yet led to the  defeat of any empire in the  world. This summer I think we  shall see the submarine effort  on which Germany is relying  fail,-and then, earlier thart many  of us think, we shall hear of  peace.-  "What can L say "about South  Africa?: We started this war  with an .internal convulsion in  our own country. Unlike other  parts of the British Empire, we  first had to set our own house in  order. This was done. We secured peace and quiet in South  Africa and today, except in a  small and fever-ridden district,  is that the government of the  world is not military, and that it  cannot be taken over by a military machine, but only on principles of equity, justice, fairness  and equality."  O      i      O       O      O  Good Help.  The United States is finding a  good many ways of giving immediate help to the Allies." Large  corps of construction ..workers,  engineers and artificers are going forward at once. Flying  men are already, at, the .front,  and more will go. Munition  workers are still \busy. "Ships  of war are to be supplied to  guard the ocean routes and escort  merchant ships. American skill  is - working at the submarine  problem. Medical and hospital  corps are being recruited. United  States money is pouring freely  into the allied treasuries.  00,00c  There are not many Armenians  left to kill. , So the Turks "are  slaughtering the Jews in Palestine.    '       ���������--- -': f -*       f  o    o    o    c     o  Portugal has- lost some ships  by' submarines. But her case  might be worse. German merchant ships at sea when the >war  began thought that; .Psor'tugaJ  -would .be a safe ^country for inf  ternment. If plans had worked  well she might have been forced  to give them up. But instead,  Portugal declared war, seized  the ships, and is now hiring them  out to the British government  for $7,000,000 a year. If German  submarines   sink   them ������he  freer "trade with the United  States would ensue and the result would be ruination for the  Canadian farmer as American  produce would come into Canada  in such quantities that the market would be flooded. At Bella  Coola we were told that if reciprocity should pass the ranchers  here could' not even sell, their  spuds if they had, any for saler  in fact'this was the Conservatives stock argument. Now we  find that wheat and flour are now  on the free list between Canada  and the United States, and since  the tariff was taken off by the  Canadian government flour has  jumped three to four dollars a  barrel in Canada.  00000  What Are  We to Do?  All.that heroism can inspire  and all that endurance can fulfil  oursoldiers in the field have done  and are doing. Are we doing  ourshareat home? Wegoabout  our tranquil lives scarcely disturbed. Here and there, the  swift dart of death, that strikes  "somewherein France,"reaches  with its double point somewhere  in Canada a mother's heart. We  pauseamomentin our sympathy,  and pass on. To and fro we go  about our business. We pay our  easy taxes, and subscribe" to our  so-called patriotic loan, so issued  the German  flag is  not  flying j German  owner will   lose .what  south of the equator.    Fifteen eqUjtv he claims,  years ago a very large proportion  of this population was locked in  deadly conflict with the British  Empire.  Conservative Bluff.  During the Dominion election  of 1911, the Con servative leaders  "The fundamental issue in this; told the people that if they re-  strugglein which we are engaged I elected  ai Liberal govern Went*  NEWTON  The Prince Rupert Empire  man, who is a candidate for the  House of Commons for this Rid-  ing. '-Xy _  While others stand for what  will benefit their party, he stands  for what will benefit these districts. -  Mackay Smith, Biair & Co. I td  VANCOUVER,  B. C.  WhoBesaSe  DRY GOODS AND  MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF "PRIDE OF THE  WEST'   BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   M ACKINAW  Send for Catalogue  MADE    IN    B. C."  Prompt Attention Given U-  ������������ Order,  ifl  L4  ?<������������������������  that the hungriest money-lender  in"New������York is glad to clamor  for a share of it: We eat, drink,  and are merry, or, at least, not  sad, professing a new philosophy  of life as our sympathies grow  dull to the pain and suffering  that we do not share.  Save every ecu  Rise early, .woii:  tent yourself \>.  The  man  who 1;  uses the saved m<  the war, is doin;:  his country.    II,.  thing for which h  : sir's  "'(l ar.dc  lii a bare livj,  ,:!-s this, if.  ry to fury..  ���������a'' work  ���������  <\oh:x sor  r,ay be-pro-  Bread {Jak  ing  in the home has no  terrors for the cook  who uses  t"S,  n  m  Royal Standard  Flour  ROYAL   STANDARD  is   scientifk-uiiv  perfect.  It is made from No. 1 Canadian Hard  Wheat ��������� pure ��������� strong ��������� cream -   wi.iu  thoroughly dependable ��������� never change.  Our own daily laboratory tests guarantee absolute uniformity.  Get it at your grocers ��������� look for ���������}-���������.���������  ' Circle "V" trade mark on every sack.  Milled in British Columbia  SOLD BY ALL STOREKEEPERS  Fir  'ioS  Let the Tea Pot tell you  GREAT   WEST  TEA  Is Better.  LEESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B.C.  &  30E  D ���������  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD,  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SKKVICE  '"' '���������'-'���������' BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S. S.   "CamOSUn"   Leaves   Vancouver  every  Tuesday at 11  p.m.       (Victoria day previous.)  'ridays a. m.  Leave  m.  s Bella Coola Fi  S. S. "COQUITLAM" sails from Vancoi  nightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosives.  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  For rates of Freights, Fares and other informatn-';.  Head Office, Carrall St., Vancouvek ; or Gku. M'  agent,  1003 Government St., Victoria.  HOI  f  s[  Advertise your Wants in the Courier  ft..'  .~~*mmfii\A\\Y r-  fr  v:t  Saturday, May 19,   191?  SELLA) COOLA COURIER  " lor  s' Sfnrt  S������  i  I  .Alt "  I  m  m  H  M  AS  xy  W7i.y Ocean  Freight Rates  Are High.  According to estimates made  recently by English authorities,  the war has reduced the carrying efficiency of the world's mercantile marine fifty per cent.  This reduction in carriers, together with the greatly increased  volume of trade to be carried,  accounts for the present soaring  freight rates.  It is a common error to charge  this shortage of: ships {to, the depredations of ^submarines' and  commerce destroyers. Asa matter of fact, it is the huge requisitions made on the merchant  marine, by the government of  Fngland and France particularly,  which have caused ocean freight  rates to climb. The number of  vessels torpedoed is but a drop  in the bucket to those requisitioned for carrying troops and  the sinews Of war. The truth of  this was shown when the center  f activity on land shifted to the  alkatis and the navy, in addi-  acgfianeuBMsm  Io  tion to its other duties, had to  transport, safeguard and supply  big allied armies in the eastern  Mediterranean. To do this work  they requisitioned right and left  and the more they requisitioned  the more freights rose.'  Efforts are being made to check  the rise in ocean freights, but as  long as the war, the basic cause  of them, continues, it 13 hard to  see how much can be effected  along these lines.  Within the borders of Ontario  are three tracts of 6,000 to 8,000  square miles each that no white  man has ever explored. It is estimated that of Reindeer Lake  and Kasan River is a region of  73,000 square miles area, larger  than New York,' New Jersey,  Connecticut and Massachusetts  combined, which is yet to be explored. Altogether there, is an  aggregate of 901,000 square miles  of country which should be represented on the map by whiteness, and this calculation does  not include unexplored areas of  Jess than 4000 square miles.  FOR SALE.  PACIFIC MILK  Will go farther than any  other canned milk sold  in this market.  YOU'LL LIKE PACIFIC"  FOOD   PRODUCTS   CO., LTD., Manufacturers  Office: 322 DRAKE STREET, VANCOUVER, B.C.  Wear the "Dayfoot"  Solid Leather  Sh  oe  MADE FOR B. C. WEATHER  G. B. DAYFOOT and Co'y 303 Mercantile Building  Georgetown, Ont. and Vancouver, B. C.  l!  The only opponent of good  poultry fencing!  fy^HE on'y ones w^������. com-  plain   about  our   kind   of  fencing are poultry, cattle  and stock. _  THEY   CAN'T   GET  PAST   IT.  And for durability it can't be  bealen. We carry all kinds and  sizes for every purpose.  ortsmen's  Headquarters  ���������REMINGTON  UMC  Sp  Are   you   shooting  the  Remington  UMC  Shotgun   shells  that   leading  sportsmen nicknamed   "Speed bheltir ������,  We  carry them.  B. Brynildsen & Co.  ���������'���������.���������,\V;2StjU*KC>  arjirn  Saw Mill and Lumber Men,  attention. I^have for sale a  small saw mill and logging  equipment, as follows:  OneRobb tublar boiler, 125lbs. pressure.  1 H. S. & G. engine, 12 x 16 inches.  1       " ���������"    ���������       9x 12 inches.  1 North West planer and matcher.  1 Three saw edger and 1 husk frame.  Equipment for saw carraige.  Bearing blocks for shafting.  Logging equipment and camping outfit.  Great quantity  shafting, belting, pulleys, 2 saws, husk frame, and carriage  One other planer.  A quantity of mill and logging toolsand  accessories.  Plant Recently Closed Down.  Situated at DEERHOLME, near Duncan,'Vancouver Island.  There is plenty of good timber close  to this mill which can be secured at a  low price and favorable terms. There  is also about 90 acres of land and timber on which mill stands which is offered at a sacrifice. Mill site can be rented  very nominally for long term, renewable. Canadian Northern right of way  passes within a few feet of the mill.  I am open to receive bids for this lot  of equipment and the privileges attached thereto.    Will sell at low price.  THOMAS PLIMLEY, Victoria, B. C.  Watch Repairs  ,    Send your watch to usforguar-'  anteed repairs at lowest prices.  A price given before proceeding with work. If not satisfactory, watch will be returned free  of expense. ,  O.B.ALLAN  Diamond Merchant���������Optician  Granville and Pender, Vancouver,B.C;  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  '������������������;f REGULATIONS  rjOAL MINING RIGHTS of the .Dominion, in  V ���������/ Manitoba-, Saskatchewan ami alberta,  the.VuicoN Territory, the North-west Terbi-  1 TORIES: and'in a portion of the PROVINCE of  British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rentalof $1 an  acre< :��������� Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased  to'6ne applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Agent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.   '  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or lejral subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract'ap-  plied for shall be staked out by the applicant  hiljiself. ,  ���������Each application must be accompanied by a  fee; of $5 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating- the mine shall furnish  the A pent with sworn returns acco"ntin������r for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B.���������Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30690.  BUSINESS CARDS  HOE  0  Fur Sales Agency  On  KM  ���������<>���������<  KMOteXCi  Comfort and luxury assured at a  minimum cost. Many Prince Rupert testimonials prove its worth  Have You Got $20 ?  If not your credit is good  Harry Hanson  Special Water Heater  (Patented in Canada)  Installed in your kitchen range  will give you all the hot water  you can use within thirty minutes  after fire is started. 121 now in  use in Prince Rupert and every  user a booster. You don't know  hot water comforts till you have  seen these results. $20.00 is the  Cost. Absolutely no charge unless satisfactory. ��������� ���������"  A bath supply within twenty minutes  after fire is started and then a new sup- ���������  p/y eoery twenty minutes thereafter.  Wall radiators can also, be run from  your kbi water boiler and other rooms  heated with no extra cost for fuel.  The Result Will Surprise You  Investigate!  Harry HansonThPeluR^?,e  P. 0. Box 395  139 2nd Ave., Prince Rupert, B.C.  600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bid on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always.  We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75-per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Our- commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  mi T]   [ol  WATER NOTICE.  (Diversion and Use.)  "Take Notice that Frederick  1 Adolphus Futcher, whose address is Vancouver, British Columbia, will apply for a license  co take and use One hundred  (100) miners inches of water,  seventy-five (75) inches for power, and twenty-five (25) inches  for domestic purposes, out of  Nummamis River, which flows  in. a southerly direction, and  drains into North Bentinek Arm,  about three miles from the head  of the said North Bentinek Arm,  the water will be diverted from  the stream at a point about half  a mile from its mouth, and will  be used, for power and domestic  purposes upon the land described  as Lot Sixteen (16), Range Three  (3), Coast District, and for the  purpose of operating-a cannery,  which it is proposed to erect on  the said lands. This notice was  posted on the grounds on the  17th day of March, 1917.  A copy of this notice and an  application pursuant thereto under the "Water Act, 1914," will  be filed in the office of the Water  Recorder, at Vancouver, British  Columbia. Objections to the application may be filed with the  said Water Recorder or with the  Comptroller of Water Rights,  Parliament Buildings, Victoria,  within thirty days after the first  appearance of this Notice in a  local newspaper. The date of  the first application of this notice  is the 28th day of April, 1917.  Frederick Adolphus Futcher,  Applicant.  By Tupper & Bull (Solicitors),  His Agents.  Ap. 28-May 19.  HOW TO PRESERVE A HUSBAND.  Be careful in your selection.  Do not choose too young. Take  only such varieties as have been  reared in a good moral atmosphere. When once decided upon and selected let that partre-  main forever settled, and give  your entire thought to preparation , for domestic use. (Some  insist on keeping them in hot  water.) Even poor varieties  may be made sweet, tender and  good by garnishing them with  patience, well sweetened with  smiles and flavored with kisses  to taste, then wrapped well in a  mantle of charity, kept warm  with a steady fire of devotion  and served with peaches and  cream. When thus preserved  they will keep for years.  FARM LANDS  Oregon & California Railroad Co.  Grant Lands.���������Title to same revested in United States by Act of Congress dated June 9, 1916. Two million three hundred thousand acres to be  opened for homesteads and sale. Timber and agricultural lands. Containing some of the best land left in the  United States. Now is the opportune  time.     Large map showing lands by  - sections and description of soil, climate, rainfall, elevations, etc. Postpaid One Dollar.  Grant Lands Locating Co., Box 6 10,  Portland, Oregon.  . | |      ���������. II I      II"    II     ������������������!���������- ���������  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OT   COAST���������EANGE   III.  Take notice that I, Frank Inrig, of  Wadhams, B. C, occupation eannery-  inan, intend to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southwest corner of Lot 1041 on Goose  Bay, Rivers Inlet, thence east20chains,  thence south 20 chains, thence west 20  chains to the shore, thence following  the shore line to the place of commencement.  FRANK INRIG.  Dated, March 28, 1917.      Ap. 7-J'ne 2  1 he Mason (y ixischriano  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to state with authority:  "NO  FINER   HIA-NO  MADE! "  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  m  ^    Let us attend  your Victor  Record  Jj  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year $1-00  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1-50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1-00  ������  w  HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  ll/HAT person so independent?  YI^HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of   the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola   farmers  are  independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  .<:;!���������:, :,:.;*  W0^SSM^Xm  View of a ranch in Bella Coola Valley.  c_>  '"THE REASONS  for this  enviable   condi-  ���������*���������   tion of affairs   are   obvious  to   anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  The land is fertile and needs little or no  irrigation. The climate is mild and enjoyable ; long warm summers with sufficient  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, garden and field  crops are grown to the best advantage.  This fact was established at the Prince  Rupert exhibition last year when farm produce from Bella Coola Valley carried away  over twenty first prizes.  DELLA COOLA and the surrounding  country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no other point  on the Northern Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  - -r ��������� nT -l_-- -���������- ---    --i'- ��������� r - i nn ismbi n i mim u    ������������������        '" 1��������� i-i ��������� - rt' JL"*-" ---"������-���������- -txtb^tt/---.^  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. 0   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed  ������������������'?���������)  '���������'I.  ^r :n  Mitten  dm  VSr%  R.Tf5*?i*.a  *fti;:  till r^t-  "J '" " 'IJfinf'  Ik 'ilia.  llw  ���������     i*    *   tjSv't.e..''1  1,  '���������>* ?  1 '4^  ������ ������,  "si ^b|:>s  |i  <f  Ttf  ^<  W������  ���������������*������!  j?  r  BELLS  COOLA  COURIER  ^/nr^, A/aj> /9( ^  y  o   c  HOE  =1E1  Subscribe  for the  ONE DOLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coasl: between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.    ���������  A distance of six hundred miles.  // Will be to your interest to keeP Well in"  formed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section of  this Province-���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  A Subway Under a Cejrietery  New York City is a/poor place  to sleep, even for d dead man,  especially for thojfe who until a  few months ago-'"slept peacefully  ���������ifrSfer-Patrrs churchyard. Even  when the noise was confined to  the surface of the earth, Broadway and Fulton street was not  exactly the quietest spot on the  globe, but now that the subway  roars under the very graves of  the churchyard it is not hard to  imagine the peaceful slumberers  deserting the place in disgust.  The Church Street subway  curves at Fultbn street and dives  under St. Paul's churchyard and  vestry building. It consists of  two circular tunnels, each twenty  feet in diameter, and th'eir passage beneath the vestry building  necessitated the complete removal of the old foundations and  the substitution of new foundation piers. Though the tunnels  run directly beneath some of the  graves in the churchyard, the  work was done without disturbing the graves.  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN i,.,-  YOU GET THE BEST  ADVERTISERS-  Now is tije time to keep  your, name before the  public 'No manufacturer or'wholesalehouse can  afford to let slip the opportunity of increased  sales that public advertising brings.  DEAL ESTATE booms in the  cities have come and gone.  People are beginning to flock to  the country. The North-West  Coast of British Columbia offers  opportunities for all. Did not  kndw,>is no excuse. Investors  should keep posted on developments by reading the "Courier."  A Round About  Prophecy.  The following is a war prophecy from a Renfrewshire sol-  soldier interned in Germany contained in a letter just received  from him by his mother: "I had  a letter from my brother William  in Canada, who tells me that his  contract will be finished about  May and' that he will then go  home."  The mother, who was mystified  by the message, showed the communication .to a neighbor, who  asked about. the son. in Canada.  "But I have no son in,Canada7  and it is William- who is in Germany."  ' It dawned upon the neighbor  that the interned son was offerv  ing in a judiciously cryptic manner his opinion as to the probable  date for the end of the war.  Some young bucks' idea of diversified farming seems to be  raising cain and wild oats.  .When you order NABOB  Coffee. For this good coffee  is mellow and fine, full flavored, fragrant and delicious.  Comes  in the big, green,  tins, a full pound net.  ORDER A TIN TODAY  Job Printing  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  ������ TOWN. ' Do not talk���������support home industries ��������� talk is  cheap. The best way to show  that you are in earnest is to  practise it.  Support the "Courier" and you  are doing something for yourself  and your community.  The Courier  $1 a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  iUTI  'THE two principal reasons  1   why   you   should   buy  ."Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND���������  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  Burns;  bacon  HAMS  LARD  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provi������ioner������  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  THE QUEBEC BRIDGE.' ,  The second failure of the Quebec bridge has been gone over  with such minuteness in the.  papers that most people are  familiar with the spectacular  nature of the disaster which  blocked the second attempt- to  bridge the St. Lawrence at this  point. In fact, so spectacular  was the failure that a spectator  who was on the outer end of the  north span when the failtfre4oc-  cured says that, while the loss  of life and property is fully impressed on his mind, he can't  seem to consider the accidentrin  the light of a tragedy, instead it  sticks in his memory as a gigan-  tic spectacle.  The failure of the Quebec  bridge is one of the most shining  examples of elaborate plans and  painstaking preparation going  "aglee." Nothing was left- undone to insure the success of the  operatipn. An idea of the thoroughness of thebridge company's1  preparations may be had "from  the fact that they had kept accurate records of.. the weather  for five years to enablerther%to  have the elements on their side  on the crucial day. ? Yet something went wrong in'spite of all  the precautions whic'rrhad been  taken.  Xhe Canadian Red Cross Society shipped to England during  1916 packages to the number of  49,215. A moderate estimate of  the value of the goods contained  in the packages is placed at $3,-  460,750. The consignment ranged from 2,500,000 handkerchiefs  to 20 motor ambulances.  Bella Coola Red Cross  Auxiliary  ANNUAL STATEMENT.  The annual statement of the  Executive Committee shows that  the sum of $1041.30 was forwarded during the past year to the  Canadian Red Cross Fund. This  amount was raised as follows:  Monthly contributions. .$ 564.90  Concerts  100.00  Empire Day Celebration 192.50  Col. from Ulcatcho Indians and Rivers Inlet,  by Mr. C. Tucker .... 59.00  Fall Fair at Hagensborg 124.90  Total........ $1041.30  The monthly collections for the  Patriotic Fund raised the sum of  $145.00. This,- however, does  hot'-represent the total amount  of contributions since several  government-employees make  monthly" donations directly to  the central fund.  ADVERTISE IN THE " COURIER"  t'  CLUB  OFFER  We have pleasure in announcing that we have made arrangements with two of the leading weekly publications  so that our subscribers may have the best of reading at  substantially reduced rates.  The Courier   .       .       .       .       . $1.00    R   .  Fanners Advocate & Home JoaraalWinnipeg  1.50   foth paplr3  7.  tor  .   .   $2.00  F $2.50  ���������\  The Courier   .  Canadian Countryman, Toronto  . $1.00  1.50    ���������-PaP*"  Both  -H0Z   for   .  $2.50  $2.00  The Courier   .       .       .       .       . $1.00 R a,  Fanrily Herald & Weekly Star, Montreal . . l.oo ,       papl" --    tor   .   .   5*1.75  $2.00  ^a  The four papers may be had for $4.50.  B.Brynildsen  j  MN  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING AND COOK STOVES  an  Large and well assorted stock  of Men's, Boys' and Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Women's and Children's Shoes  in all styles at the lowest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes    ������  4j  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  3ettlers, Prospedors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  findit to their advantage to look over  ourstock. Nothing but the most suitable articles are kept at prices thai  invite competition.  Paints -  Oils  - Varnishes  ���������  Stains  ������  Crockery and Glassware \>f all kinds  Patent Medicines of all descriptions  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all sorts  kept on hand.    Prompt service  Best Goods-Lowest Prices-Largest Stock^  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C  one  J  __������������������������ttfl

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